American Samoa BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT -11 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|12°42'57"S / 170°15'14"W|
|AS / ASM|
|Samoan 90.6% (closely related to Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages)|
other Pacific islander 2.1%
TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
TYPE B AMERICAN 3-PIN
TYPE F SCHUKO PLUG
TYPE I AUSTRALIAN PLUG
|American Samoa banks list|
American Samoa Introduction
American Samoa is located on the east side of the international date line in the southern part of the Central Pacific. It belongs to the Polynesian islands, including Tutuila, Onuu, Ross Island, Ta’u, Olosega and Austria in Samoa Fukushima and Swains Island. It has a tropical rainforest climate, 70% of the land is covered by jungle, the highest peak of the main island Tutuila Island, Matafao Mountain, is 966 meters above sea level. Samoan is spoken locally, general English is spoken, and the residents mostly believe in Protestantism and Catholicism. |
American Samoa is a territory of the United States, located in the South Pacific, about 3,700 kilometers southwest of Hawaii, consisting of 7 mountainous islands. Among the 7 islands, 6 islands were originally volcanoes and are divided into 3 groups. The seventh island, Swains Island, is located 320 kilometers north of the remaining six islands. The country’s capital, Pago Pago, is located on Tutuila Island (the main island of the group). Pago Pago is the only port and city center in this territory. American Samoa has a rainy tropical climate. December to April is the wettest season. The average rainfall in this season is 510 cm and cyclones may occur. The annual average temperature is 21-32℃.
Samoa became an unincorporated territory of the United States in 1922 and has been under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of the Interior since 1951. Therefore, not all provisions of the US Constitution apply. As a non-organized territory, the US Congress has never established an organizational decree for it, but the Secretary of the Interior has exercised jurisdiction over this territory on behalf of the President of the United States and allowed Samoa to formulate its own constitution. American Samoa has a non-voting seat in the US House of Representatives, and representatives are elected by the public every two years.
American Samoa has a population of 63,100, of which 90% are Polynesians, about 16,000 are from Western Samoa, the United States and other island nations, and there are a few Koreans and Chinese. English and Samoan are the main languages. Among the residents, 50% believe in Protestant Christianity, 20% believe in Catholicism, and 30% believe in other religions.
The main industries are two tuna canneries invested by the United States, a garment factory and a small amount of industrial products. The two canneries have an annual processing capacity of more than 200,000 tons and employ more than 5,000 workers. Most of their products are sold to the United States. Agriculture is dominated by traditional crops, such as coconuts, bananas, taro, breadfruit, and vegetables. The government is committed to the development of tourism, but due to lack of funds and inconvenient transportation, the development of tourism in Dongsa is currently slow. In 1996, there were 6,475 tourists.